EPISODE 165

Making Sounds Together

Dr. Roger Nelson

Director of the Global Consciousness Project / Former Researcher, PEAR lab

September 13, 2023

Welcome back to Behind Greatness. Roger joins us from Ithaca, NY at his home in an eco-village. Roger was (is) a musician and psychologist when he applied to Princeton as a leading researcher to one of America’s leading consciousness, called PEAR (Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab).

Among other things, Roger at PEAR investigated the influence of human thoughts on physical reality. In this conversation he brings us through his research on and belief in the importance of Global Consciousness. His studies have been focused on measuring and registering signs of any kind of coherent global consciousness that would come into being by an event that engaged the attention of a large number of people that would stimulate a synchronized set of emotions.

We learn how the founder of PEAR, Robert Jahn (also the Dean of Engineering) spent a great deal of time defending the lab from peers who refused to visit (reminds us of the historical figures who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope because they wished to simply deny his findings). We learn from Roger fascinating topics like the “noosphere”, the relevancy of human rituals, McDonnell Douglas sponsoring of Roger’s studies on “gremlin” activity in the cockpit of military bomber flights, mining the psychic atmosphere and the act of falling in love.

We discuss the importance of music, the thrill of artistic creation, “making sounds together” and the difference between skeptics and deniers. Roger also shares with us what he would like to be doing once he transitions to the other side.

100% skeptical and 100% open-minded.

A thank you to our friend Stephan Schwartz (ep 155).

Dr. Roger Nelson:

Website: https://noosphere.princeton.edu/

Website: https://global-mind.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-d-nelson-327a931/